Charlie Kimball, driver of the #83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Dallara stands in pit lane during qualifying for the IZOD IndyCar Series Milwaukee IndyFest, June 15, 2012.
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DES MOINES, Iowa - IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball was honored this week with the Jefferson Award, one of the nation's top honors for community service and volunteerism.
Kimball, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly five years ago, was lauded because of his efforts to raise awareness about the disease.
Kimball, who will run in Saturday night's IndyCar race in Iowa, says it's very important to him to be outspoken about his own struggle with diabetes. Kimball says being upfront about the disease has also forced him to be proactive in fighting it.
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